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State and Local Tax (SALT) Specialist

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KLR is one of the fastest growing accounting firms in New England. Due to department growth, we are seeking a State & Local Tax Supervisor to join our firm on a flexible hybrid basis out of any of our New England offices. Fully remote arrangements are available for candidates with a proven track record of successful remote work.

KLR is ranked as one of the Top 100 accounting and business consulting firms in the United States. KLR operates four (4) offices in MA and RI and has more than 280 professionals. The SALT Supervisor in our State and Local Tax practice will manage a variety of projects related to our clients’ corporate income/franchise tax needs, and will be responsible for the following:

Job Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients demonstrating a deep knowledge of state and local income tax compliance and strategies, assist in identifying client issues and conflicts; proactively communicate solution options to clients;
  • Demonstrate use of compliance software;
  • Create and/or review multi-state Apportionment Schedules for optimization and tax return purposes;
  • Identify, design, and implement tax planning strategies to minimize taxes and reduce tax compliance burdens;
  • Assist with the preparation and review of Nexus Studies;
  • Update the firm’s apportionment schedule templates and other multi-state charts on an annual basis;
  • Draft technical memoranda, sales sourcing, and nexus memoranda;
  • Monitor changes in state laws, including changes in apportionment formulas, sales factor sourcing rules, combined versus separate states, consolidated elections, water’s-edge and worldwide elections, state DRDs, PTET and state rates.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time with notice whenever possible, but not guaranteed.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related required
  • Relevant advanced degree (MST, JD) highly preferred
  • CPA, JD or EA certification highly preferred or actively in progress
  • 3+ years of technical tax experience in public accounting, or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in multi-state tax issues with an understanding of all states’ tax schemes, including differing sourcing rules and the mechanics of each states’ income and franchise tax statutes.
  • Gross receipts, sales/use tax and other indirect tax experience is a plus.
  • Self-starter with the initiative to seek out opportunities and ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high pressure environment;
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing both internally and externally;
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to convey technical information to a range of audiences in a convincing manner;
  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful circumstances and deescalate situations;
  • Proficient use of applicable technology and research tools.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time with notice whenever possible, but not guaranteed.

We are looking for a candidate to work full time. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm overtime during our peak season: January through April and sporadically through the rest of the year. These periods require increasing normal weekly hours, which include weekends.


Benefits

KLR offers a wide range of benefits including: health and dental insurance, paid time-off and a competitive retirement savings plan with company match. We offer tuition assistance, in-house education programs and offer employees opportunities for community involvement.

Come join a firm who has recently been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” for 17 years by the Providence Business Journal and voted as a Top 100 Firm in the country by Accounting Today!

KLR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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